I am currently researching for my upcoming historical fiction/ fairytale mashup of "Beauty and the Beast" with the French Revolution. Belle is the main character, of course, and yes, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on! Her father is a successful trading merchant for Versailles and he always brings her back a book from wherever he goes. Her favorite is Gulliver's Travels, because she hopes to get out of France someday and...continue reading on blog
As an author, it can be a fine line to walk in reading for work and reading for fun. I have been studying the French Revolution so much lately in preparation for writing my next book that every word felt like a task to complete...not exactly relaxing, though not unenjoyable either. But it definitely isn't the same as curling up in bed, setting my little pillow on my lap to prop up my book, and disappearing into the mind and hearts of familiar characters I have come to love as friends and family.
With the wonderful weather we've been having, it's felt like summer for weeks but now it's official. Summer is here! This will be a unique summer for us because we are staying with my parents while our new house is being built. That means we have a little less to do, a little less to worry about, and a lot more time to enjoy the season. Some of our favorite things to do in the summer include:
It's been a while since I posted anything to my blog/website. COVID-19 has shaken up my world as I'm sure it has for all of you as well. There are many terrible things that come with this virus, but one thing that has kept me going each day is keeping my mind focused on the good that is coming out of it as well; communities, states, the nation is coming together. People are actually socializing more than ever before (though at a 6ft distance, I hope). Another positive? As most of you are stuck in your homes with nowhere to go and possibly no work to do, there is more time to make a dent in your To-Read List! I don't know if I've told you or not, but I'm a fiction author (I know, shocking, right?!) So, I thought I would take a moment to share my books with you and hopefully entice you into adding one or two or all of them to your "To-Read during Quarantine" list. I'll also share some things I've read and things that are on my To-Read list as well.